PA DEP Sec Krancer Tells EPA You Don’t Understand Dimock

wise upMichael Krancer, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, sent a letter to federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 Administrator, Shawn Garvin, on Jan. 5 about the situation in Dimock, PA (a copy is embedded below). The letter is a follow-up to a conversation between the two about the long history and ongoing media circus that is Dimock. In the letter, Mr. Krancer says:

Based on my conversation with you it was clear that EPA is really at the very early stages of its learning curve with respect to Dimock and EPA’s understanding of the technical facts and DEP’s enforcement history with respect to Dimock is rudimentary.

MDN translation: You need to wise up about what’s happened in Dimock and the extraordinary effort we’ve put in there.

Mr. Krancer also says:

Suffice it to say that we hope that EPA’s efforts here not be marked by the same rush to conclusions and other deficiencies here as it was and continues to be with respect to the Pavilion matter.

MDN translation: Don’t think your sloppy investigative methods in Wyoming are going to fly here in PA.

Refreshing to know exactly where you stand with someone, isn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Ban Fracking/Drilling now Everywhere!

  • jwozniak

    What Mr. Krancer has demonstrated to ordinary Pennsylvanians is that he is a shameless industry mouthpiece, a puppet on a string, and does not have our backs. He interprets the “protection” part of his agency’s mame to mean that he must protect industry from any attempts by the citizenry to achieve fairness. 

  • exdent11

    Jim, for your interest only.
     A  good summary of current production advantages of LPG fracking.
    //       from Yahoo message board Jan.12    ” Gasfrac Superior Production Results.”    

  • I’ll approve your comment cas0153 to provide a general instruction to commenters: Normally I would not approve this comment. It’s just a brief, blanket state of support or opposition. I’m not interested in that. If you say you want it banned, say why, and be sure there’s a tie-in with the story on which you’re commenting. Otherwise, I toss these types of generic/bland comments into the digital dust bin.

  • You are reliably wrong in your comments JW. Mr. Krancer is telling the EPA they need to do their homework before they shoot off their mouths (good advice for others too!).

  • Anonymous

    Spoken like a true idiot. Just how we we get along in four or five years when all the existing wells quit producing or sanded up and were in need of a comeplete workover? You do realize that all over the country many people use natural gas to heat their homes and water as well as cook their food right? What are those poor souls to do if we quit drilling? Also without petroleum by-products we would not even have most of our day to days items most people take for granted (including you I see). All plastics contain some sort of petroleum product, that pretty much eliminates computers cell phones and most of our way of life as well as put thousands out of work. Do you even know what frac work is? Rarely do they frac over 150 fet in any direction from the center of the well bore. With most of the wells in PA only going to about 7400′ TVD (True Vertical Depth) this puts them much to far away from the aquafiers to be a problem so what is your problem? Do you not like money? Or maybe are you one of the poor souls that bought land without mineral rights and got mad when a rig set up on your place and you got nothing? I am relatively new in the northeast but I seem to keep running across more and more people just like you. My advice is stop hiding behind the internet and start runnin your mouth to one of the roughnecks or service hands and eventually somebody will shut it for you.

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the site Brother, glad to see another positive comment here!!